Entertainment Weekly debunks its own rumor about next Batman flick

by Paul William Tenny

There are few things the Hollywood press loves doing more than creating baseless rumors today that they can breathlessly and exclusively report as false and without merit tomorrow. When rumors started flying that Dark Knight Rises might shoot in or near the main Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City, it should have been immediately obvious that this was nothing but a play for attention by starved and ignored media outlets.

Sure enough, a rumor that Entertainment Weekly was more than happy to spread last Tuesday has been shot down this Tuesday, by none other than Entertainment Weekly.

It was nice of them to schedule the false, baseless rumor to be refuted exactly seven days after they themselves spread it to their readers. But maybe next time they could save themselves the trouble of having to investigate and debunk their own poor reporting by not doing such a shoddy job in the first place.

The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20, 2012.

in Film, Media Criticism


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